Instinct

Instinct

The life Dr. Dylan Reinhart saves may be his own

Dr. Dylan Reinhart wrote the book on criminal behavior. Literally--he's a renowned, bestselling Ivy League expert on the subject. When a copy of his book turns up at a gruesome murder scene--along with a threatening message from the killer--it looks like someone has been taking notes.

Elizabeth Needham is the headstrong and brilliant NYPD Detective in charge of the case who recruits Dylan to help investigate another souvenir left at the scene--a playing card. Another murder, another card--and now Dylan suspects that the cards aren't a signature, they're a deadly hint--pointing directly toward the next victim.

As tabloid headlines about the killer known as "The Dealer" scream from newstands, New York City descends into panic. With the cops at a loss, it's up to Dylan to hunt down a serial killer unlike any the city has ever seen. Only someone with Dylan's expertise can hope to go inside the mind of a criminal and convince The Dealer to lay down his cards. But after thinking like a criminal--could Dylan become one?

A heart-pounding novel of suspense more shocking than any tabloid true crime story, Murder Games introduces the next unforgettable character from the imagination of James Patterson, the world's #1 bestselling author.

Title:Instinct
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About James Patterson

James Patterson is the world’s bestselling author and most trusted storyteller. He has created more enduring fictional characters than any other novelist writing today, with his Alex Cross, Michael Bennett, Women’s Murder Club, Private, NYPD Red, Daniel X, Maximum Ride, and Middle School series. He has sold over 380 million books wo


    Instinct Reviews

  • Matt

    In their recent collaboration, James Patterson and Howard Roughan have created a wonderful standalone piece to entertain readers. Dr. Dylan Reinhart has done well for himself: an established Professor...

  • Monnie

    Prolific author James Patterson and co-author Howard Roughan really hit a home run with this one: Intriguing story, interesting characters and, IMHO, an exceptionally satisfying ending. So much did I ...

  • Suzanne

    3.5*“Life can be messy and mystifying, all right. But every once in a while you get a day that seems to make sense of it all. Those are the days you remember most. The days you cherish.” That has ...

  • Wendy

    This is the first book in a long time that I couldn't put down. What a great story! I thoroughly enjoyed this one. It was fast paced and to the point. I'm disappointed it's over....

  • Meredith B.  (readingwithmere)

    4 Stars!Can you believe this was my first James Patterson book ever? Honestly I think I was a little intimidated to read his books but my IRL book club picked this as our book so I dove right in!We me...

  • Andy Klein

    Readable but pretty mediocre. Not thrilling in the least. The detective didn't much detect. The psychologist didn't do much analysis. The serial killer wasn't particularly scary or memorable. Patterso...

  • Scott

    This is the fifth James Patterson book that I have read so this year. I tend to read about six to seven of his books for the last several years. To be honest, I borrow them from the library because I ...

  • Michelle

    it was a quick read. I felt like the authors had one speed driving on a straight, flat desert road. A little disappointing, especially coming from James Patterson. I think it's time to slow down his s...

  • ? Sandi ?

    4.25 starsAn author, Dr Dylan Reinhart, has a copy of his latest book show up at a murder scene. From there he partners with a NYPD detective, Elizabeth Needham to figure out who this serial killer is...

  • Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews

    *2.5 stars...